Ag Safety
Safety Training Providers

Contact Mitch Ricketts, K-State Research & Extension/College of Agriculture Safety Office at 785-532-7068 or by email at
Empower your employees and students to take charge of their own safety through training on issues such as back injury prevention, laboratory safety, chemical safety, hazardous waste, office ergonomics, farm & field ergonomics, shop safety, power tool safety, eye/hearing/respiratory protection, pesticide worker protection, lockout/tagout (safe maintenance of hazardous equipment), electrical safety, hot weather hazards, cold weather hazards, motor vehicle safety, farm machinery safety, ladder safety, confined spaces (entering silos, pits, etc.), mowing/groundskeeping safety, forklift safety, bloodborne pathogens, fire prevention, compressed gases, etc. Training is free of charge and can be provided at your location.

K-State Environmental Health and Safety Office. 785-532-5856.
Free on-campus training on topics such as laboratory safety, chemical safety, hazardous waste, and radiation safety.

K-State Counseling Services. 785-532-6927.
Educational programs on alcohol and other drug issues.

K-State Employee Relations and Training. 785-532-6277.
Training programs on a variety of topics, such as back safety, conflict management, stress, wellness, and workplace violence.

Marieta Hauser, Kansas Farm Bureau. 620-424-3705 or
On-site safety training on topics such as distracted driving, drinking and driving, and farm safety. Please coordinate these training sessions through Mitch so that we can train as many departments as possible when Marieta is in the area.

Defensive Driving. Call Mitch Ricketts at 785-532-7068
Cost is $15.00 per person. Everyone who completes the training will receive a certificate which may entitle him/her to a discount on personal auto insurance.

First Aid/CPR. Call Mitch Ricketts at 785-532-7068
Cost is $22 per person for the initial eight hour class and $16 per person for the four hour refresher class. Everyone who completes the class will receive a certificate card that is good for one year.